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Blazeman Foundation for ALS partners with Columbia Triathlon Association

Posted on April 14, 2010

The Blazeman Foundation for ALS has partnered with the Columbia Triathlon Association to offer 20 “select” community slots slots for EagleMan to benefit the Blazeman Foundation for ALS. As you may know, EagleMan remains one of the most popular 70.3 races in the country.


Robert Vigorito and Jon Blais

We hope and encourage all Blazeman Warriors and supporters to take this opportunity to race for a cause that is “bigger than themselves”. The slots are $500.00 and will benefit the Blazeman Foundation for ALS for a new endeavor in research.

The proceeds of these slots at the EagleMan 70.3 will benefit our next goal of providing brain and tissue sample for ALS research. This area of research has been very limited in this disease and is key to finding  an effective treatment and eventual cure for this fatal disease.

The EagleMan 70.3 is also the event where the Blazeman Spirit Award is given annually to a triathlete that exemplifies the tenants of Jonathan Blais. Jon faced this disease with courage, commitment and dedicated the remainder of his life “putting a face on ALS. Jon also in his life before ALS overcame many obstacles in becoming the wonderful teacher he was…opening up a world of the outdoors and athleticism to underprivileged and emotionally challenged students.

The application process for the Blazeman Spirit award will begin shortly in April.
Applicants will be able to download the application and email it to the link provided. For more information, visit

Please email Rob Vigorito to register for EagleMan in one of these select Community Slots.

Thank you all and look forward to seeing you on race day!

In Strength, Honor and Freedom,

Mary Ann and Bob Blais

Jon’s mom and dad

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